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Updated 17 January 2022

Over fears of the newly discovered omicron variant, the Philippines have tightened safety protocols across the country, subjecting all arriving travellers to strict quarantine measures upon arrival, depending on their vaccination status and COVID test results.

The Philippines is not currently open to most travellers of the world, but eligible travellers will have to undergo facility-based quarantine in a hotel accredited by the Tourism and Health Agencies. Keep reading to know more about the hotel quarantine requirement and process in the Philippines.

Quarantine rules for arriving passengers

The government of the Philippines have classified countries based on risk assessment into greenyellow, and red list countries accordingly. Arrivals from each category are required to adhere to different quarantine rules, depending on their vaccination status. 

From green list countries

Vaccinated travellers

For Filipinos

Filipino travellers arriving with a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure can enjoy a hassle-free trip to the Philippines with:

  • no quarantine requirement
  • no on-arrival swabbing

On the other hand, those arriving without a negative RT-PCR test must undergo

  • on-arrival swabbing
  • facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results
  • self-monitoring until the 7th day from arrival

For foreigners

Foreigners who can present their negative RT-PCR test certificate taken within 48 hours prior to departure will need to undergo:

  • no facility-based quarantine
  • no on-arrival swabbing
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day from arrival 

Unvaccinated travellers

Every incoming traveller must present a negative RT-PCR test taken at least 48 hours prior to departure. All unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, and those vaccinated but failed to comply with the test-before-travel requirements must undergo:

  • facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results 
  • 5th-day swabbing
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day upon arrival 

From yellow list countries

Vaccinated travellers

Passengers arriving with a negative RT-PCR test within 48 hours before departing must undergo:

  • facility-based quarantine 
  • 5th day swabbing

On the other hand, those arriving without a negative RT-PCR test must undergo

  • facility-based quarantine until release of negative results
  • 5th day swabbing
  • home quarantine until the 10th day from arrival

Unvaccinated travellers

Every incoming traveller must present a negative RT-PCR test taken at least 48 hours prior to departure. All unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, and those vaccinated but failed to comply with the test-before-travel requirements must undergo:

  • facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results 
  • 7th-day swabbing
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day upon arrival 

From red list countries

The inbound travel of all persons, regardless of vaccination status, coming from or who have been to red list countries within the last fourteen (14) days prior to will now be permitted entry into the Philippines with restrictions in place. Only Filipinos returning to the country via government-initiated repatriation, non-government-initiated repatriation, and Bayanihan Flights may be allowed entry. 

Upon arrival, such travellers will be subject to a ten-day facility-based quarantine and undergo RT-PCR testing on the 7th day. Notwithstanding a negative test result, the traveller shall complete the minimum facility-based quarantine period of 10 days. Upon completing the mandated 10-day facility-based quarantine and presentation of a negative RT-PCR result, they may be discharged from the facility.

 

Quarantine protocols for arriving OFWs

The protocols for arriving OFW’s are quite extensive, as such we’ve detailed the entire process on a dedicated article.

If you’re an OFW returning to the Philippines, find out more details about quarantine requirements for OFWs.

 

Philippines quarantine hotels

While waiting for the scheduled test and release of results, passengers arriving in the Philippines who are mandated to stay under facility-based quarantine are required to hold a confirmed booking in a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies. These hotels have been identified all over the country and in cities like:

List of designated quarantine hotels

The following are hotels that have officially been designated as quarantine hotels by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) and the Department of Tourism (DOT). 

Mandatory quarantine hotels

  1. 5880 Enriquez Residences
  2. A Venue Residences (Tower) Condominium
  3. Achievers Airport Hotel, Pasay
  4. Airport Poddotel Inc.
  5. Aliw-Inn Pasay
  6. Amore Hotel
  7. Antoine Despacito
  8. Artina Zobel Residences (Formerly Artina Suites Hotel)
  9. Aruga by Rockwell
  10. Astoria Plaza, Ortigas
  11. Astrotel Avenida
  12. Astrotel- Novaliches
  13. Astrotel, Monumento
  14. Axiaa, West Ave. Q. C.
  15. B Hotel, Alabang
  16. Balesin Island Club
  17. Bay Area Suites, Manila
  18. Bayview Park Hotel, Manila
  19. Bellagio Residences Leon Guinto
  20. Bellagio Residences Kapiligan
  21. Bellagio Residences Katipunan
  22. Bellagio Residences Sampaloc
  23. Benson Apartelle, San Juan City
  24. Bigpat Dormitory, Pasay
  25. Cadence Ann Condotel, Makati
  26. Camelot Hotel
  27. Casa Micarosa Hotels and Residences Co, Ltd, Malate
  28. Chill Hotel Monumento
  29. Citizen Hotel, Makati
  30. Citystate Hotel Quiapo
  31. Cool Martin Hotel and Resorts
  32. Cosmo Hotel and Studio Suites Dos Castillas Sampaloc
  33. Country Lodge Pasig
  34. Crosswind Ocean Hotel
  35. D Circle Hotel, Manila
  36. Daisy Drive Inn Pasig
  37. DG Budget Hotel Salem
  38. DG Grami Hotel, Paranaque
  39. Dians Place/Dian Suites, Palanan Makati
  40. Eco Verde Hotel, Quezon City
  41. EL Rancho, Alabang
  42. Elegance Guest House, Pasay
  43. Eurotel, North EDSA
  44. Fersal Hotel, Kalayaan
  45. Fersal Hotel, P. Tuazon
  46. Fersal Inn Makati
  47. Fersal Inn Manila
  48. Festive Hotel, Makati
  49. G Square Residences
  50. Garden Plaza Suite
  51. Gardenia Terrace Motel
  52. Getz Hotel, Sta. Cruz Manila
  53. Gomez House by Hotel Durban, Makati
  54. Good 101 Quiapo
  55. Gran Prix Hotel, Pasay
  56. Guijo Suites Makati
  57. Haeinsa Condotel, Quezon City
  58. Halina Drive Inn Hotel Sta. Mesa
  59. Halina Hotel Avenida
  60. Halina Hotel Libertad
  61. Happy Homes, Manila
  62. Heroes Hotel, Sta. Ana Manila
  63. Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
  64. Hop Inn Hotel Alabang
  65. Hop Inn Hotel Makati
  66. Hotel 99 Cubao
  67. Hotel 99 Monumento
  68. Hotel 99 Quiapo
  69. Hotel Dreamworld Araneta
  70. Hotel Dreamworld Las Pinas
  71. Hotel Dreamworld North EDSA
  72. Hotel Durban, Makati
  73. Hotel Juliano, Ermita Mla.
  74. Hotel Rosemarie
  75. Hotel Sogo Avenida
  76. Hotel Sogo Buendia Pasay Blvd.
  77. Hotel Sogo Caloocan
  78. Hotel Sogo Makati
  79. Hotel Sogo Malibay
  80. Hotel Sogo Monumento
  81. Hotel Sogo Novaliches
  82. Hotel Sogo Pasay Rotonda
  83. Hotel Sogo Quezon Avenue
  84. Hotel Sogo Quirino
  85. Hotel Sogo Recto
  86. Hotel Sogo Sta. Mesa
  87. Hotel Victoria de Malate
  88. HQ Albert, Makati
  89. iHotel Uptown BGC (Zen Premium Uptown BGC, Makati)
  90. Infinity Tower Suites
  91. Inn De Avenida, Makati
  92. Jade Vine Restaurant and Executive Inn, Ermita
  93. Jardin de Rosal- Pasig
  94. Jinjiang Inn, Makati
  95. Jinjiang Inn, Ortigas
  96. Joy Nostalg
  97. Joyce Apartelle – Mandaluyong
  98. Joyce Apartelle – San Juan
  99. King Arthur Hotel- Pasig
  100. Lelita Hotel, Makati
  101. Lido de Paris Hotel, Manila
  102. Liza Lodge, Pasay
  103. MagCOOP House
  104. Malate Pensionne Inc.
  105. Manila Venetian Hotel
  106. Mariposa Hotel, Marcos Hi way, Pasig
  107. MC Hotel- Novaliches/Hotel Fox Oyo 637
  108. Melbourne Residences
  109. Metro Deluxe Residences, Pasay
  110. Mini Suites Eton Tower- Makati
  111. Miramar Hotel
  112. MM Hotel (RedDoorz Plus near Bamboo Organ)
  113. MySpace Hotel BGC
  114. MyTown Amsterdam, Makati
  115. MyTown Athens, Makati
  116. MyTown Auckland, Makati
  117. MyTown Capetown, Makati
  118. MyTown Istanbul
  119. MyTown Kyoto, Makati
  120. MyTown New York, Makati
  121. MyTown Seoul, Makati
  122. MyTown Singapore
  123. Nest Nano – Poblacion Makati
  124. New York Hotel Inc, Cubao
  125. Nice Hotel – Pasig
  126. Nice Hotel- Arayat Cubao
  127. Nice Hotel- Aurora Cubao
  128. Nice Hotel- Mandaluyong
  129. Nice Hotel- Mc Arthur
  130. Nice Hotel- Monumento Samson Road
  131. One Liberty Hotel
  132. One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, Makati
  133. Orchid Garden Suites Manila
  134. Oxford Suites Makati
  135. OYO Finnex Hotel, Mandaluyong
  136. Pacific Skyloft Hotel
  137. Paragon Tower Ermita Hotel, Inc.
  138. Park Bed and Breakfast, Pasay
  139. Pasig View Lodge
  140. Pearl Lane Hotel – reinspected 5/13/2021
  141. Propiedad Hotel
  142. Punta De Fabian Resort, Inc. Baras Rizal
  143. Quoalla Hotel Makati
  144. Ralph Anthony Suites, Ermita
  145. Ranch Hotel/ EL rancho- Tunasan, Muntinlupa
  146. Red Hotel Cubao
  147. Red Planet Hotel Amorsolo Makati
  148. Red Planet Hotels, Binondo Corporation
  149. Red Planet Hotel Manila Bay
  150. Reddoorz D’ Builders Room Phase 2 Taguig (Arnelito B Garcia Transient House)
  151. RedDoorz @ Canley Residential, Pasig (Canley Residential Condo Unit Rental)
  152. RedDoorz near Pasay Taft (Residencia San Vicente)
  153. RedDoorz Plus near Osmeña Highway 2 (Sheikah’s Guesthouse Traveller’s Inn)
  154. Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood
  155. Riviera Mansion, Malate
  156. Rosas Garden Hotel
  157. Rose Garden Inn – Sta.Mesa
  158. Rothman Hotel, Malate
  159. San Carlos Mansion, Manila
  160. Solaire Resort and Casino
  161. Somerset Millenium, Makati
  162. Spaces by Eco Hotel, Makati
  163. Spring Hotel Avenida
  164. Spring Hotel Cubao
  165. Starlight Bed and Breakfast
  166. Stonehouse Hotel- Ermita
  167. Stonehouse Hotel- Pasay
  168. Tesoro Apartments, Ermita
  169. The Bayleaf Intramuros
  170. The Cabin, Manila
  171. The District Inn, Makati
  172. The Peninsula Manila
  173. Time Travellers Hotel Manila
  174. Town and Country Hotel- V. Mapa
  175. Town and Country Reposo
  176. Tropicana Suites
  177. University Pad Residences Taft
  178. University Pad Residences Ubelt
  179. Victoria Court- Cuneta
  180. Victoria Court- Hill Crest
  181. Victoria Court- North Edsa
  182. Victoria Court- Mc. Arthur
  183. Victoria Court- Panorama
  184. Vista Hotel Recto
  185. White Knight St. Anne
  186. Winston Hotel
  187. Yuj Inn Pasay
  188. Z Hostel, Poblacion Makati
  189. Zen Premium Eastwood/Hotel 878 QC
  190. Zen Premium near Rockwell Makati
  191. Zen Rooms Marvelle Studios, BGC, Makati

 

Stringent and mandatory quarantine hotels

  1. 1898 Hotel Colonia – Makati
  2. 88 Courtyard Hotel
  3. Acacia Hotel, Alabang
  4. Aloha Hotel
  5. Amelie Hotel Manila
  6. Armada Hotel, Manila
  7. Ascott- BGC
  8. Ascott Makati
  9. Asiatel
  10. Astoria, Greenbelt
  11. Azumi Boutique Hotel, Alabang (w/ conditions)
  12. B Hotel, Quezon City
  13. Bayview Park Hotel Manila
  14. Bellevue, Alabang
  15. Belmont Hotel, Manila
  16. Best Western Hotel La Corona
  17. Blulane Hotel – Manila
  18. Brentwood Suites
  19. Broadway Court Apartelle, Quezon City
  20. Casa Bocobo
  21. Casa Pura Inn and Suites, Quezon City
  22. Century Park Hotel, Manila
  23. Citadines, Makati
  24. Citadines, Manila Bay
  25. Citadines Millenium, Ortigas
  26. City Garden Grand Hotel – Makati
  27. City Garden Hotel – Makati
  28. City Garden Suites- Manila
  29. Citystate Tower Hotel Manila
  30. City Stay Inns Fortview BGC
  31. City Stay Inns Makati City Hall
  32. Conrad Hotel
  33. Copacabana, EDSA Pasay
  34. Cosmo Hotel and Studio Suites Espana
  35. Cosmo Hotel and Studio Suites P. Campa
  36. Crimson Hotel, Alabang
  37. Crown Regency Hotel Makati
  38. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas
  39. Diamond Hotel Manila
  40. Discovery Primea Hotel – Makati
  41. Discovery Suites Ortigas
  42. Dusit Thani Hotel – Makati
  43. E-Hotel Makati
  44. EDSA Shangri-La
  45. El Cielito Hotel Makati
  46. Elan Hotel Annapolis
  47. Estancia Resort Tagaytay
  48. Eurotel EDSA Shaw
  49. Eurotel, Las Piňas
  50. Eurotel, Makati
  51. Eurotel, Pedro Gil
  52. Eurotel Vivaldi, Cubao
  53. Exchange Regency, Ortigas
  54. Executive Hotel, Manila
  55. F1 Hotel BGC
  56. Fairmont and Raffles Makati
  57. Go Hotel, Ermita
  58. Go Hotel, Ortigas
  59. Go Hotel, Otis
  60. Go Hotel, Airport
  61. Go Hotel, North Edsa
  62. Go Hotel, Timog
  63. Golden Phoenix Hotel, Macapagal
  64. Grand Hyatt Manila
  65. Great Eastern Hotel
  66. Green Sun Hotel, Makati
  67. H2O Hotel, Manila
  68. Herald Suites, Chino Roces
  69. Herald Suites, Polaris
  70. Herald Suites, Solana
  71. Hilton Manila
  72. Hive Hotel and Convention Place, QC
  73. Holiday Inn and Suites -Makati
  74. Holiday Inn, Ortigas
  75. Hop Inn Hotel Aseana City
  76. Hop Inn Hotel Ermita
  77. Hotel 101 Manila, Pasay
  78. Hotel Celeste, Makati
  79. Hotel Jen
  80. Hotel Kimberly Manila
  81. Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City
  82. Hotel Sogo Alabang Rotonda
  83. Hotel Sogo Alabang Southroad
  84. Hotel Sogo EDSA Cubao
  85. Hotel Sogo Mindanao Avenue
  86. Hotel Sogo Roxas Blvd (not all rooms have windows)
  87. Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue
  88. Hotel Sogo Yabut
  89. IM Hotel, Makati
  90. Kabayan Hotel (Building A)
  91. Kingsford Hotel Manila
  92. Lancaster Hotel Manila
  93. Las Palmas Hotel de Manila
  94. Lourdes Suites
  95. Lub D Hotel Makati
  96. Lucky Chinatown Hotel
  97. Luxent Hotel, Timog QC
  98. Madison 101 Hotel and Tower, New Manila
  99. Makati Diamond Residences
  100. Manila Grand Opera Hotel
  101. Manila Hotel
  102. Manila Lotus Hotel
  103. Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas
  104. Marriott Hotel, Manila
  105. MAXX Hotel Makati
  106. MAXX Hotel Ortigas
  107. MC Hotel- Fairview
  108. Mella Hotel C5 Ext. Las Pinas
  109. Microtel Batangas
  110. Microtel Eagle Ridge
  111. Microtel Libis, Quezon City
  112. Microtel South Forbes
  113. Microtel UP Technohub
  114. Microtel Wyndham, MoA
  115. Midas Hotel
  116. Myplace, Quezon City
  117. Nest Nano Suites – Makati
  118. Networld Hotel
  119. New World Hotel Makati
  120. Nichols Airport Hotel
  121. Novotel Cubao
  122. Nuwa
  123. Octagon Mansion Hotel, Manila
  124. Park Inn by Radisson North Edsa
  125. Parque España Alabang
  126. Paseo Premiere Hotel
  127. Pearl Garden Hotel
  128. Picasso Hotel- Makati
  129. Pinoy Pamilya Hotel
  130. Privato Hotel, Makati
  131. Privato Hotel, Ortigas
  132. Privato Hotel, QC
  133. Quest Hotel, Tagaytay
  134. Ramada Manila Central
  135. Red Planet ASEANA
  136. Red Planet, Aurora Blvd.
  137. Red Planet Hotel, Makati
  138. Red Planet Hotel, Ortigas
  139. Red Planet Mabini
  140. Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas
  141. Ritz Astor Hotel – Makati
  142. Rizal Park Hotel
  143. Royal Bellagio Hotel – Makati
  144. Royal Parc Hotel, Tagaytay
  145. Savoy Hotel, Manila
  146. Seda BGC
  147. Seda Residences, Makati
  148. Seda Vertis North
  149. Selah Loft Pasay
  150. Selah Pods Pasay
  151. Sequioa Hotel Manila Bay
  152. Sequioa Hotel QC
  153. Shangri-La The Fort
  154. Sheraton Manila Bay
  155. Sheraton Manila Hotel
  156. Sofitel Philippine Plaza
  157. Somerset Alabang Manila
  158. Somerset Central Salcedo Makati
  159. Somerset Olympia Makati
  160. St. Giles Hotel, Makati
  161. Stone House Hotel Quezon City
  162. Summit Hotel Magnolia
  163. Sun Star Grand Hotel
  164. Techno Park Hotel – with conditions
  165. The Alpha Suites, Makati
  166. The Charter House -Makati
  167. The Henry Hotel Manila
  168. The Heritage Hotel
  169. The Linden Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig
  170. The Selah Garden Hotel
  171. The Sphere Residences- Makati
  172. Tiara Oriental Hotel – with conditions
  173. Toilena Room Board and Lodging – with conditions
  174. TRYP MoA, Pasay
  175. U Hotel, Makati
  176. UN Residences
  177. Urban Travellers Hotel
  178. Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel
  179. Vista Hotel Cubao
  180. Vivere Hotel and Resorts
  181. Winford Hotel
  182. Winter Hotel Benitez Cubao
  183. Winter Hotel Imperial
  184. Wow Hotel Aurora Cubao
  185. Wynwood Hotel
  186. Y2 Residences – reinspected

Hotels for mandatory quarantine of seafarers

All seafarers and maritime personnel involved in crew change and repatriation arriving at any airport in the country, regardless of nationality, shall undergo appropriate quarantine procedures, just like other international arrivals in the Philippines.  The following are the designated quarantine hotel for seafarers.

  1. Airo Hotel
  2. Brickwood Suites
  3. City Smile Apartelle, Quezon City
  4. Dormitels ph BGC
  5. Dormitels ph Espana
  6. Dormitels ph UST
  7. Eastgate Maritime Training Center, Inc
  8. El Rico Suites
  9. Fil star Maritime Corporation/Dormitory Manila
  10. Homespace Residences
  11. Innspired Hostel by Option B Corp.
  12. Internship Navigation Training Center ECC Bldg.
  13. Jupiter Suites Makati
  14. KL Residences Makati
  15. La Belle Residences
  16. Leez Inn Malate
  17. Leez Inn Makati
  18. Marla Management and Realty Corp. Paranaque
  19. Monchere Dormitory
  20. MyTown London
  21. V Hotel, Adriatico

 

Quarantine guidelines

In compliance with Philippine regulations, only one person is allowed per room, except for the following:

  1. Families from the same household travelling together, especially those with minors;
  2. Health and emergency frontline services personnel;
  3. Guests requiring a companion:
  • 18 years old and below; and 
  • persons needing special assistance (e.g. senior citizens, PWD, with chronic medical illness)

Before quarantine

Prior to arrival, all travellers are required to have a confirmed booking at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies. This can be secured through the One Health Pass (OHP) website, after which you will be issued an OHP personal QR code.

You will then be required to:

  • upon arrival, undergo a temperature check, present the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) One Health Pass QR Code upon deplaning, and proceed to the designated waiting area.
  • present your proof of vaccination to the dedicated BOQ representative for re-verification at the Department of Transportation One-Stop-Shop (OSS).
  • then proceed to the hotel desk at the airport and present your vaccine card and certificate. Hotel coordinators shall verify your hotel booking or assist you in your reservation if you have not made one yet.
  • you shall also make the transportation arrangement to your hotel at these desks. If you have not made a pre-arranged hotel transfer, accredited taxis are available. A sticker will be placed at the back of your passport upon verification.

During quarantine 

Check in at your hotel and wait for the scheduled test of your quarantine stay.  

If you test positive, the BOQ shall transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management.

If you test negative, your test result will be released within 24 hours after your swab test is taken. Your Unified BOQ Quarantine Certificate is autogenerated in the OHP. You will be able to download and print this certificate through the https://onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/Track-Swab-Test portal in the OHP website by entering your QR code reference number and last name. 

For non-Filipinos: In compliance with Philippine regulations, laboratory partners must secure a photocopy of your passport and proof of accommodation/residence in the Philippines. 

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately. You may be required to undergo an RT-PCR test.

You may call the BOQs landline at (02) 5318-7500 or through these mobile numbers: 0961-899-0779, 0951-210-8105, or 0926-629-0723.

Ending quarantine 

Once cleared, you can call your relatives or respective Local Government Units (LGU) to pick you up or arrange for your transportation going home. You are required to undergo home quarantine until the tenth (10th) day, with the day of arrival being the first day.

 

How much is the cost of a Philippines quarantine hotel?

Overseas Filipino Workers can complete their quarantine period free of charge. However, non-OFWs and eligible foreigners will need to shoulder the cost of the quarantine on their own. Prices for the hotels may vary from 2,300 PHP to 17,800 PHP per night, according to the type of accommodation you prefer.

Several airlines, like the Philippine Airlines, offers convenient quarantine packages for travellers that includes a roundtrip airfare, quarantine hotel charges, land transfers, all meals and all costs covering RT-PCR tests required during quarantine. Prices generally vary from 12,000 PHP to 117,000 PHP for the entire period of quarantine. You can find more package deals by booking your flights with Philippine Airlines.